Introduction: Anemia is most prevalent health problem in our country in all age group and present in both men and women. Correct and early diagnosis of anemia is needed in each case to start proper treatment.
Objectives: This study was to find out the correlation of findings obtained automated hematology analyzer and by peripheral blood smear examination in diagnosis and morphological classification of anemia.
Methodology: This study was done at a tertiary care hospital attached with a medical college for a period of 3 month during January 2019 to March 2019. It was a prospective observational study having sample size of 400 anemic samples. In all cases blood sample were collected in EDTA vaccute and than further processed for hemoglobin estimation and findings of automated hematology analyzer and peripheral smear examination noted and compared.
Results: Out of total 400 anemic samples 153 samples were from Males and 247 samples were from females and in 88.75% of cases (355 out of 400) findings of both methods are very well correlated.
Conclusion: Both diagnostic methods have their own importance, automated hematology analyzers are useful in mass screening and bulk of work while PBS examination is needed to diagnose RBC abnormalities and correct morphological typing of anemia.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Atul V Shrivastava, Dr. Cherry K Shah. A comparative study of cell counter generated parameters and PBS findings to diagnose and morphologically classify anemia. Int J Clin Diagn Pathol 2019;2(2):141-143. DOI: 10.33545/pathol.2019.v2.i2c.92